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GSLGlobal Systems Laboratory

The Global Systems Laboratory of NOAA conducts world-class applied research.

Research today for better forecasts tomorrow.

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Thumbnail GSL offers new educational tour "HRRR Smoke and 2020 fire season"

Four million acres burned in California alone this year, making 2020 a record fire season for the Western U.S. To explore this historic wildfire season, The Global Systems Laboratory’s (GSL) Science On a Sphere® (SOS) team released a new interactive educational tour about the 2020 wildfires on its free mobile app - SOS Explorer™ (SOSx). “Tour -...

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GSL's Mission

The Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) of the Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL) conducts world-class applied research and directed development resulting in technology transfer of environmental data, models, products, and services that enhance environmental understanding with the outcome of supporting commerce, supporting National Weather Service (NWS) in protecting life and property, and promoting a scientifically literate public.